1999 - Titi Camara scored the only goal of the game at home to West Ham United, and then broke down in tears as he celebrated. He later revealed that his father had died earlier that day, “That goal was for my dad. It contributed to an extremely emotional day in my life. I did not want to let my team-mates down, which is why I insisted on playing. With Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler both injured, they needed me.” On the same day, Michael Foley played for the Irish Under-16’s as they beat Switzerland 1-0 in a European Championships qualifier in Dublin.
Happy birthday Phil
1942 - Phil Chisnall was born in Manchester. He signed from Manchester United for £25,000 in April 1964, after ten goals in 47 United games. However, he never established himself at Anfield, netting twice in nine appearances, leaving for Southend United in August 1967.
1899 – William Cunningham was born in Radcliffe in Lancashire. He signed from Blyth Spartans for £50 in May 1920, but played just three times before joining Barrow in January 1924.
1962 - Goalkeeper Tommy ‘The Flying Pig’ Lawrence and inside-left Gordon Wallace both made their reds debuts in our 1-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion, with Jimmy Melia having a penalty saved, while left-half Tommy Leishman played his 118th and last reds game.
1951 - We were also beaten by the Baggies in a First Division match when Jimmy Payne added to a Billy Liddell penalty as we lost 5-2 at Anfield. Frank Griffin bagged the first two of his six goals past us, with Ronnie Allen scoring the first of his five strikes against the reds, with Reg Ryan and George Lee also on the scoresheet. Bill Jones was playing his 200th reds game.
2021 – Left-back Owen Beck and forward Harvey Blair both debuted in our 2-0 League Cup Fourth Round win at Preston North End, with Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi both scoring after the break.
1998 - Sean Dundee made his first-class reds bow as a substitute in our 3-1 League Cup Third Round win at home to Fulham, with Robbie Fowler netting a penalty and Paul Ince on the scoresheet, to add to a Simon Morgan own goal. Paul Peschisolido scored for the Cottagers.
1894 - Centre-forward Hugh Henderson made his red bow as we were thumped 5-0 by Aston Villa on our first visit to their old Perry Barr ground. Jack Reynolds bagged a brace, including one from the spot, with Jimmy Cowan netting the first of his four goals past us and Denny Hodgetts and Billy Dorrell also scoring as left-half Jim McBride played his 56th and last reds game.
1934 - Defender Fred Rogers debuted in our 2-2 top-flight draw at Preston North End, with Gordon Hodgson and Vic Wright netting. Bud Maxwell bagged the first of his seven strikes past us, with George Bargh also on target.
1900 - We also faced the Lilywhites, beating them 3-2 at Anfield thanks to Andy McGuigan’s first reds strike and goals from Jack Cox and Sam Raybould. Alex Raisbeck put through his own net, with Jackie Pierce also scoring for the visitors.
1993 - Ian Rush netted a hat-trick as we beat Ipswich Town 3-2 in a League Cup Third Round tie at Anfield, his last ever home treble.
1928 - Forward Bill Salisbury made his reds bow as Gordon Hodgson scored a thirteen-minute first-half hat-trick as we drew 4-4 at Arsenal in a First Division meeting, with Dick Edmed netting the other. Hodgson’s first goal was actually his fiftieth for the club, with his third being his fiftieth in the League. Centre-half David Davidson put through his own net, with Len Thompson nabbing a brace and Jimmy Brain bagging one of his eight goals against the reds.
1906 - Bobby Robinson bagged a treble as we beat Manchester City by the odd goal in nine at Anfield. Sam Raybould and Willie McPherson scored our others. Irvine Thornley netted twice for the visitors, with Billy Jones and George Stewart also on target.
We have faced City twice more on this day in history.
1945 – We went down 5-0 in a Wartime League match at Anfield.
1979 - Kenny Dalglish struck twice as we won a top-flight fixture 4-0 at Maine Road, with David Johnson and Ray Kennedy also on the scoresheet.
Ten thousand up
2020 – Diogo Jota scored the club’s 10,000th goal with Mohamed Salah converting a stoppage-time penalty as we beat Midtjylland 2-0 in a UEFA Champions League group game behind closed doors at Anfield.
2018 – Xherdan Shaqiri struck his first goal for the club as we beat Cardiff City 4-1 at Anfield, with Mohamed Salah netting in his third consecutive game. Sadio Mané added the other two goals as we went top of the table after ten League fixtures.
2019 – We beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in L4 despite Harry Kane putting the visitors in front inside a minute, with one of his nine strikes past us. Jordan Henderson equalised after the break with Mohamed Salah bagging the winner from the spot. This result left is with a six-point lead at the top of the table after ten games.
1971 – Ray Clemence played his hundredth reds game as we lost 2-1 at West Ham United in a League Cup Fourth Round tie. Bobby Graham bagged our goal, with Geoff Hurst netting one of his nine strikes against the reds and Pop Robson scoring the first of his five goals past us.
Half a century for Bob
1976 - Bob Paisley secured his fiftieth League victory as reds boss as a John Toshack goal was enough to defeat Leicester City at Filbert Street. This was Bob’s 95th League game as Manager, five games more than it took Bill Shankly to achieve the same feat, although many of his wins came in the Second Division, and two games more than it took Rafael Benítez. Phil Neal reached a century of reds appearances this day.
In comes Cyril
1925 – Outside-right Cyril Oxley signed from Chesterfield for £2,000. He bagged six goals in 34 games before moving to Southend United in September 1928.
Keepers on the move
2006 - Chris Kirkland was officially sold to Wigan Athletic for a reported £3.5m, having been on loan at the JJB Stadium since July 2006.
2015 - Brad Jones was released by Bradford City by mutual consent, subsequently moving into Dutch football.
Bye bye twice
2001 - Jamie Redknapp scored on his last League start as we won 2-0 at Charlton Athletic, with Michael Owen also on target. Stephen Wright was sent off late on for a second bookable offence. On the same day, Chris McGrath featured for the Irish Under-16’s in their goalless European Championships qualifying draw with Latvia.
First game for an old country
1993 - Vladimír Šmicer won his first full international cap for the Republic of Czechs & Slovaks in their 3-0 World Cup qualifying defeat of Cyprus in Kosice. He was then still an SK Slavia Praha player, and would not win any more caps until the Czech Republic side formed after the country’s split earlier that year.
Team of the year
2008 – Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres were both been named in the Fifpro World Footballer of the Year team, voted for by footballers around the world. Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo won the overall award for Fifpro World Footballer of the Year.
Reaching a million
2009 – The club’s official Facebook page reached the landmark of one million fans, the first British football club to do so. On the same day, future reds Alisson Becker and Philippe Coutinho both played for Brazil Under-17’s in their 1-0 defeat by Mexico in a World Championship Finals group game in Nigeria.
1976 – Future reds centre-half Glenn Hysén won his first cap for Sweden Under-18’s as they beat East Germany 3-2 in a European Championships qualifier in Halmstad.
1993 - Ronnie Rosenthal netted in Israel’s 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw with Austria in Tel-Aviv. This was his last goal for his country while still a reds player.
2006 – Future red Krisztián Németh nabbed a brace as Hungary Under-19’s won a European Championships qualifier 3-1 in Cyprus.
2015 – Bobby Adekanye won his third and last cap for the Dutch Under-17’s in their 4-1 European Championships qualifying defeat by Switzerland in Wales, with Kamil Grabara also in action at this level that day.
Other reds games
1996 – We beat Derby County 2-1 at Anfield with Robbie Fowler bagging a brace.
1990 – Ian Rush and Steve Nicol struck as Chelsea lost 2-0 in L4.
1973 – Kevin Keegan netted the only goal of Sheffield United’s visit.
1956 – Jimmy Melia bagged our consolation as we lost a Second Division encounter 4-1 at Barnsley. Johnny McCann netted the first two of his four goals against the reds, with Arthur Kaye scoring from the spot and Sid Storey also on the scoresheet.
1923 – Jimmy Walsh was on target as we won 1-0 at Nottingham Forest.
On the move
2008 – Ex-reds midfielder John Welsh joined Carlisle United on loan from Hull City. He played six games for the Blues.
2014 – Former reds Managing Director Christian Purslow was appointed as Head of Global Commercial Activities of Chelsea. On the same day, Herbie Kane played for England Under-17’s as theu beat North Macedonia 1-0 in a European Championships qualifier in Greece.
Also in international action
2016 - Elijah Dixon-Bonner captained an England Under-16’s side that also included Curtis Jones as they lost a friendly 1-0 in France. On the same day, ex-Academy Manager Steve Cooper took charge of England Under-17’s as they won a European Championships qualifier 3-0 in Romania.
2017 – Future reds Ryan Gravenberch and Ki-Jana However both played for the Dutch Under-16’s in their 3-0 friendly win over Poland.
2021 – Future red Ben Doak featured as Scotland Under-17’s won a European Championships qualifier 3-2 in Northern Ireland.